Which vaccinations are free under the NHS?
The NHS offers free vaccinations for some diseases to encourage people to have them, thereby reducing the likelihood of people returning to the UK with the disease and spreading the infection. The following vaccinations are free on the NHS:
- hepatitis A
- polio (given as a combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio vaccine)
Your doctor should be able to advise you on which vaccinations are a necessity and those that are lower risk (these are discretionary and shouldn’t impact your travel insurance). You might be referred to a specialist health centre or travel clinic to receive your vaccinations if they’re not available at your GP practice.